Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Direction of the blog

This post is about a week late...It was Chloebears 2nd Birthday last week!  I still want to take the time to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for another year in my Chlobears life, she has been such an immense blessing in my life and I am just to grateful that God has trusted me with one of his most beautiful creations. I want to share some pictures from the special day!


This was the set up...and those awesome dudes are the BEAT BUDS! If you are in the Los Angeles area I HIGHLY recommend them! They just took the party to the next level of awesome.


Here is my beautiful birthday girl...Please excuse the yellow hue..no, I did not try to be hip with the filters, my baby sister used the wrong setting on the camera :(







Enjoying the Beat buds performance!



Main table




This was also part of the beat buds performance, they let the kids explore instruments!

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Family Photo Booth pictures!




You know it was a good party when you end up dressed as a mermaid trying to sit in a doll stroller.

Special thank you to all those who joined us on this special day, we love you all and I hope you had as much fun as we did!

My Humble opnion on California Law - AB1266

I will be 100% honest - I hadn't even heard about this law until a few days ago and I thought it was a joke. Sadly, turns out it's 100% real, our governor signed it and everything! California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. So now a 15 year old boy can go into the girls shower just because he "identified" with being a girl that day. I cannot believe the disregard for the safety of those children we entrust them with. I know there are those children that do struggle with Gender Identity and we should protect them but shouldn't we also protect the other 99% of children? There has to be a better way, this law is just too easy to take advantage of! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Almost 2!

Chloe is now 22 months...that just blows me away anytime I say it! Party preparations are in full swing, it will be a mermaid party as she has a crazy obsession for the Little Mermaid. I am not a big fan of character parties so I decided I will use Ariel's silhouette rather than her image and I have a personal battle with that as I know it's Chloe's party and not mine but...hopefully she loves it regardless!

I will start posting pictures and tutorials of the different DYI projects that are being made for the party!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Inexperienced traveler...plus a Toddler


So next weekend we are going our on very needed vacation to Hawaii! I must admit...I am extremely terrified of flying with a Toddler. I have had my share of travel but it has usually been weekend trips to England for soccer games (don't ask..you won't understand and you'll just think I'm weird) which required no preparation.

So I thought I'd entertain you pros with my ROOKIE LIST.  This is a list of the things I have so far purchased for my trip...feel free to point and laugh. The point is that after the trip I will let you guys know what really is needed and what I should of saved my money on!

 Here is what I have rounded up so far for our first vacation. Disclaimer: I tend to over prepare.


1.  Kidz Gear Headphones - I got pretty purple ones. This should be a life saver as I plan on using the Ipad to keep her occupied for as long as possible. I know the only way the Ipad will keep her attention is with sound. How fun is talking Tom if you can't hear him talk back to you? 

2. Sand Off! Pink Powder Infused Mitt beach towel - I am fully aware that a powder infused mitt is not NECESSARY for the beach but whatever helps me take the sand off my kid without having to shove her into those beach showers is a friend of mine!

3. Mesh Beach Bag - I can carry all we need without carrying sand back with me. 

4. Swim Shoes  - Self explanatory really. Right? 

5. Disposable swim diapers - Don't look at me like that. I know that "reusable" is much safer and better for the environment but, I am on vacation! I don't want to be wiping poop off a diaper so I can reuse it. Disposable it is.

6. CARES Harness system - Chloebear has her own seat on the plane and instead of buying a $100+ harness, I rented one off ebay..yes RENTED and it was only $15! I know she won't sit for the entire time but at least it's nice to have the option.

7. Chicco Echo stroller- LOVEEEEEEE this stroller! $99 exclusively at target, 4 position recline, perfect height, nice storage basket, beautiful colors...I have one of those expensive strollers and I love this $99 dollar one just as much. Check out!

Those are the main things....let me know if i'm forgetting something!! I know about sunscreen I just didn't list it. :) 


Easter

This year was Chloe's 2nd Easter but the first she actually knew what was going on. On Saturday we had a wonderful time with our friends from our Working Parents Meet up group. We had an early morning Egg hunt with lots of eggs and lots of kids all around the same age, There wasn't much hiding of the eggs it was mainly just lay them out in plain sight and hope they didn't take 4 hours to put them into their baskets. The kids had a blast and I hope the parents did to cause I sure did!





On Sunday we went to church and we had the worst experience in sunday school. Chloe is 19 months and she has not yet been able to hang at sunday school she just completely freaks out and I get called in and she hates me for the rest of the day. How old were your kids when they started staying at Sunday School? Any tips?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This time...im serious.

If you are anything like me you can't even count how many times you've said that you are now "serious" about losing weight, and then don't do it..I can't even remember when was the last time I stuck with it for longer than a week. We are 31 days away from our family trip to Hawaii (CRUNCH TIME!) I want to see how much I can "tighten" up by then. I have joined myfitnesspal.com to help me keep track of my calories and today I will be starting Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and taking advantage of the day light by walking at nights as well! I will use this space to keep you guys updated on my weight loss. My starting goal is 28 lbs, and yes I know that ain't happening in 30 days lol!

If any of you want to join me in my journey you can find me on myfitnesspal, my user name is josy0710 or leave a comment on this post!

Let's do this!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Got lost there for a second!

Sorry about that! I know I have been awful about posting...so instead of trying to go back and remember things I will move forward and really try to keep this updated now.

I guess there are a few things that I do want to write about my ChloBear is now 18 months old (Well Tomorrow anyway) I cannot believe how time passes. She is so amazing and is really talking so much more lately.  I am amazed at how all of a sudden she repeats everything she hears and just has really came out of her shell!

I started a meet up group for working parents, I am sure at some point I have talked about my guilt over being a working mom and missing so much with Chloe but thankfully this meet up has been such a blessing! We've made friends that the entire family enjoys and we just look forward to the weekend! I have met some wonderful mommies that I can see myself being friends with for a long time. If you are in the LA area who ahead and shoot me an email and I will send you the link to the meet up.

We loved Disneyland so much that we got annual passes. ha. I guess now I am an expert on going with a child since we are there minimum every other weekend!

As far as tot school I actually stopped for awhile I still taught her and gave her some activities to do but nothing really new just recycled the activities I previously used. I am extremely excited about the 18 month milestone and will get back to a more organized tot school program.  So look for those posts to come!



Chlobear enjoying her first piece of candy..ever.. :(

Just to show how much she's grown since I last posted

And this one...because...who doesn't love babies and puppies?